How has the outlook changed?
European Neighbours’ Day is an ever expanding attempt to end the isolation that many city dwellers feel. What exactly does it consist of?
China’s consumer price inflation continues to accelerate. In April it remained close to its highest in twelve years.
Compared with the same month
The competition to build the world’s cheapest car is hotting up. Renault-Nissan is the latest the enter the fray, in a joint venture with Indian firm
A week-long strike by fuel tanker drivers in Greece has led to lengthy queues of motorists. It is estimated that three quarters of the country’s
Germany says it is not going to let presidential insults spoil an EU-Latin America-Caribbean summit at the end of the week in Peru. It is mostly to
High-ranking EU diplomats are in Georgia to try to damp down threats of war. The foreign ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Sweden and Slovenia
The US expects to send two more aid flights to Myanmar tomorrow after a first planeload arrived in the cyclone-hit country today.
The White House
The earthquake hit Sichuan province early in the afternoon. In the capital Beijing, people rushed to find safety, or stayed indoors while their
The latest explosion of violence in Lebanon has now killed more than 80 people, and produced the worst crisis since the 15-year civil war ended in
The worst earthquake to hit China in more 30 years has claimed the lives of nearly 9,000 people. Schools, factories, houses and a hospital in the
With nearly 40 percent of the vote, Serbia’s pro-European bloc clearly won Sunday’s general election. But, as to who will actually run the country
He may be a little unaccustomed to it but Vladimir Putin’s been reporting to his boss, presenting the new Russian president with his cabinet
A shopping centre in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is lighting the way in cutting energy consumption. The Mercator centre is using thermal
C.S. Lewis’s fantasy world of Narnia returns to the big screen this summer. After the box-office success of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
The origins of the harp are said to lie in the sound of a hunter’s bow string being plucked. The instrument has evolved over thousands of years and
Unemployment has risen in Spain, and at the same time the competition for jobs. The Spaniards complain the Portuguese are accepting substandard
Nearly 900 students have been buried by a powerful earthquake in southwestern China. At least six people have been confirmed dead but the death toll
Nearly 900 students have been buried by a powerful earthquake in southwestern China.
At least six people have been confirmed dead but the death
Control of several Lebanese villages loyal to pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has been handed to the army after an attack by Hizbollah. At
The first planeload of American aid has flown to Myanmar, the former Burma, with desperately-needed water, mosquito nets and blankets. It is hoped to
Irena Sendler, a Polish heroine of the Second World War, had died aged 98. She always played down her actions but she risked her life to rescue an
Less than three months after declaring its independence from Belgrade, Kosovo is reflecting on Serbia’s election results.
Many in the ethnic
Fireworks and cheering marked the apparent triumph of Serbia’s Westward-leaning president, but all sides know they face much hard bargaining before
Partying on the streets may be premature for Serbia’s pro-European bloc, with tough talks ahead to see if it can form a government.
A major earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan province has been felt as far away as Thailand. The quake, which measured 7.5, shook tall buildings in
There has been renewed fighting between supporters and opponents of the Lebanese government. While a tense peace reigns in Beirut, fighting took
EU foreign ministers have persuaded Vilnius to lift its veto on talks over a new pact between the EU and Russia. It is hoped discussions will get